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Three Words I Won’t Say (anymore)



I frequently seek wise counsel in my journey through life on this planet. I always will. God has now begun to counsel through me! It is humbling (and thrilling) to know God speaks through me. Yet … I recently found myself wanting confirmation from people that “my” words had actually helped them in their situations. I even asked one person flat-out … “Did I help?” Oh, to put those words back in my mouth! This desire for confirmation disturbed me. I asked God about it this morning. Want to know what He said?

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A Word from the Wiz

A few months ago, my three-year-old granddaughters watched The Wizard of Oz for the first time. Not surprisingly, they were fascinated by golden-haired Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, clad in a huge (huge!) antebellum style hoop gown. Captivated, they clung to every word she said. I was intrigued myself as I watched Glinda’s response to the threats of a wicked witch take hold in their little minds to be repeated for weeks afterward. I had never even noticed this line before! Continue reading

Pffft! That’s Nothing.

I try to live my life (easier said than done) like the title of a series of books by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (1961-2006). He wrote a twenty-book  series entitled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, but the title that most impresses me is the first one: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997).

You see, I’m of the belief that life on this physical realm is but a blink of an eye in comparison to eternity, and we, as creatures confined to this linear, “blink-of-an-eye” existence can’t even begin to comprehend the big picture that God sees. If we could, any circumstances we hold high on the scale of significance would fall abruptly to trivial status. Pffft! Nothing. Continue reading